Section 24-15 Changing names of streets; procedure.

    (a)   The city council may change a street name by ordinance without a public hearing if the owners of record of all property abutting the street have signed a petition requesting that the street be renamed. Street name change petitions shall be filed with the director of community development.

    (b) Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the following street name change procedures shall be followed:

    (1)    All property owners of record, abutting the street to be renamed shall be notified by certified mail of the city's intent to change the street name, and the date of a public hearing before the planning and zoning commission.

    (2)    The planning and zoning commission shall hold a public hearing regarding the street name change and make a recommendation to the city council after the hearing. A notice of public hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, at least fifteen (15) days prior to the public hearing.

    (3)    The council, after receiving a recommendation from the planning and zoning commission, shall hold a public hearing to consider the name change. Notice of the public hearing shall be published once in a local newspaper of general circulation at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. Following the public hearing, the council may, by ordinance, change the name of the street.  

    (c)    The city clerk shall have a certified copy of each ordinance changing a street name recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds.



(Code 1964, § 14.200; Ord. No. 10006, § 1, 11-21-83; Ord. No. 16395, § 1, 4-3-00 ; Ord. No. 21095, § 9, 9-19-11)


(Ord. 21095, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 16395, Amended, 04/03/2000, Prior Text)